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Would You Like To Make A Dessert To Charm Gandalf Or A Cake To Court Keira?

Would You Like To Make A Dessert To Charm Gandalf Or A Cake To Court Keira?
Have you ever wanted to impress your friends, family or a loved one with a meal that is fit for the likes of a Sir Ian McKellen or Keira Knightley but not known how? Well thanks to Rickmansworth School pupil Tom Roberts from Hertfordshire, his book “Meals in the Limelight” means that you can now prepare a meal fit for a Hollywood Icon and at the same time give money to charity too. This really could be the meal that keeps on giving! Tom has... 

Miku Found Table Dancing in Japanese Lab

Miku Found Table Dancing in Japanese Lab
Clearly not content with using their glasses-free table-top 3D display for making teapot and bunny holograms, the NICT Universal Communication Research Institute in Japan has followed up their demonstration videos from SIGGRAPH 2010 with what is set to be a much more popular reason to buy into, yet another, 3D display. Meet the now table dancing virtual idol that is already successfully selling out at live concerts in LA. The technology providing... 

Japan Puts Anime on the Map

Japan Puts Anime on the Map
Whether its time traveling with Haruhi on adventures within the classroom, battling around Tokyo with Digimon virtual pets or even just lazing around and playing games all day with Lucky Star‘s Konata in Saitama prefecture, Anime characters seem to have it all, and it all seems to happen in Japan.  Except that those places couldn’t possibly be real, could they? Welcome to the world of real place tourism, now complete with map and tour... 

Manga School to open at MCM Expo in October? Register interest now.

Manga School to open at MCM Expo in October? Register interest now.
Like many visitors to the MCM Expo, you worked hard so you could enjoy your weekend at the Excel Centre.  You prepared for your exams, you did extra shifts at work and you even booked a hotel 6 months earlier than you normally would for an overseas holiday.  And why? So you could spend 3 days having fun, meeting friends and not thinking about a certain daily activity that consumes a large proportion of our young lives.  School.  Everybody knows... 

Letraset Announces Art Competition Winners from MCM Expo 2011

Letraset Announces Art Competition Winners from MCM Expo 2011
On the left – champions and challengers duke it out on Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition for the weekend’s greatest button basher.  On the right – hordes of people cram into the the lanes of professional and indie comic artists and writer who are lined up side by side to shop their latest epics.   But somehow, in the middle of it all, dozens of budding new artists are finding time to quietly scribble away in an oasis of calm... 

Nintendo to Update 3DS – Web Browser, Store and Pokedex 3D

Nintendo to Update 3DS – Web Browser, Store and Pokedex 3D
Lucky European owners of the Nintendo 3DS will be excited to hear that on June 7th 2011 they will be able to download a free update that will add an Internet browser to the portable console and a special 3DS store called the ‘Nintendo eShop‘.  Within the Nintendo eShop gamers will be able to download Pokedex 3D which will likely result in millions of Pokemon fans coating their Nintendo 3DS in red paint. Additionally, the NES game ‘Excitebike‘... 

Sony Playstation Store Goes Back Online

Sony Playstation Store Goes Back Online
Over 1 month after initial hacking, the Sony Playstation Store is back online as of today June 2nd 2011.  The Playstation Network has been up and running for a couple weeks to allow online gaming features but until now the store for downloading content and redeeming vouchers was unavailable. According to the Official Playstation Blog, the compensatory content which was promised as part of the ‘Welcome Back‘ programme is still unavailable... 

Comic Anthologies at the MCM Expo

Comic Anthologies at the MCM Expo
Reading a small comic anthology is perhaps one of the quickest ways to sample the work of many new artists and often all with the same theme. The anthology is just one of the many publications that MCM Expo veterans, Sweatdrop Studios, have become well known for, and since forming in 2001, they have become become one of the most popular fully-fledged Manga influenced comic publishers in the UK. In their latest anthology, Telling Tales, a theme... 

Buzz Originals – Has Chloe Finally Arrived at MCM Expo?

Buzz Originals – Has Chloe Finally Arrived at MCM Expo?
If you’ve already been down to the MCM Expo this weekend, you may have discovered that after 6 weeks of buildup the star of the Buzz Original Manga, Chloe, has finally made it to her first Expo!  Except…you won’t have seen her standing in the queue, watching the Euro Cosplay Qualifier or even having a go on the the Nintendo 3DS preview of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.  And that’s because Chloe and her best friend... 

Photos from the Euro Cosplay Qualifier (live updates)

Photos from the Euro Cosplay Qualifier (live updates)
A first look at the euro cosplay qualifiers with live updates. The following photos were uploaded at low resolution in order to get them online quickly, look out for our follow up post with higher resolution coming soon!  Read More →
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